5 May 2021
There are two main proteins thought to interfere with the communication between brain cells in certain dementias – tau and amyloid.
12 March 2021
Writing in The Conversation, DPUK's clinician-researcher Dr Ivan Koychev says now is the time to focus on tackling dementia before symptoms start to appear.
26 February 2021
To mark Dementia Researcher’s careers festival (part of National Careers Week in the UK), we spoke to four people who moved from a research career into roles including science communication and project management.
3 February 2021
In our latest podcast, we speak to Feyi Raimi-Abraham, founder of the Black Dementia Company.
26 January 2021
Frontotemporal dementia (FTD) is the second most common form of young-onset dementia, with several different subtypes involving changes in behaviour, personality and language skills.
25 January 2021
In the latest episode of the Dementia Researcher podcast, Dr Sarah Bauermeister and Dr Danielle Newby explain how researchers can use the DPUK Data Portal to generate valuable new insights into dementia.
22 January 2021
Usually seen in people with mid-to-late-stage dementia, sundown syndrome is the appearance of regular behavioural changes such as agitation and confusion around sunset.
12 January 2021
Women are at greater risk of developing dementia than men, and the hormone oestrogen could be a reason why.
4 January 2021
Posterior cortical atrophy (PCA) is a type of young-onset dementia affecting vision that is caused not by problems with the eyes, but by damage to the back of the brain.
16 December 2020
We spoke to Dr Donncha Mullin, a participant in the virtual DPUK datathon held in November 2020, about what it's like to take part in one of these events.
16 November 2020
At a virtual event hosted by SONA (the Society of Neuroscientists of Africa), DPUK’s Imaging Network lead, Professor Franklin Aigbirhio, explained how PET-MR scanners are enhancing dementia research.
9 November 2020
We most often associate the symptoms of dementia with high-profile conditions such as Alzheimer’s disease or Parkinson’s. But dementia comes in many forms, and has many causes.
21 October 2020
Stroke and vascular dementia are intrinsically related, with both being a risk factor for the other. Researchers at the University of Edinburgh led by Professor Joanna Wardlaw are studying stroke patients to learn more about the cognitive impairment that often follows a stroke, thanks to a grant from DPUK that allowed them to get started.
4 August 2020
Dr Ivan Koychev, of DPUK and Oxford University's Department of Psychiatry, writes about new research into the effectiveness of drugs to treat the symptoms of dementia.
27 July 2020
We caught up with Professor John Gallacher, Director of Dementias Platform UK and Professor of Cognitive Health at Oxford University, to get his thoughts on the current state of play in dementia research – and what the future might hold.
1 June 2020
Supporting a family member through dementia is not easy, and the extra challenges introduced by the coronavirus lockdown can make matters even more challenging. Guest blogger Ruby Clarkson summarises the best advice and the help that's available.